With the help of journalist and self-declared news junkie Bill Poorman, we try to understand the relentlessly depressing nature of negative news. Misinformation, corruption, natural disasters, global warming, and viral pandemics, when will it ever end? Why does everything seem to be so negative? And what if anything, can we do about it? Tune in to find out more. 

Check out Bill’s podcast Foreign Influence here. No more depressing than negative news, I promise.


Ted Turner

CNN’s first broadcast: June 1, 1980

CNN’s doomsday video leaks to the Internet  

This Is The Video CNN Will Play When The World Ends

Reese’s Pieces: Mr. Schonfeld, Forgotten Founder of CNN

American Television News: The Media Marketplace and the Public Interest: The Media Marketplace and the Public Interest

Titanic: The Band That Played on

The Local News Business Model

What’s the Best Business Model for Newspapers?

Captain Planet Theme Song


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  • Gathering
  • Twine
  • Massive
  • Starling

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